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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,074,000 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,000,906 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,904 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,074,000 -300 +19,600
CPS 1,000,906 -5,904 +4,322

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Indianapolis as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Indianapolis, Indiana

CES employment for Indianapolis peaked in October 2017 at 1,074,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,018,162 for Indianapolis in July 2017. 17,256 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,074,000 -300 1,000,906 -5,904
October 2017 1,074,300 4,400 1,006,810 -9,005
September 2017 1,069,900 1,700 1,015,815 1,113
August 2017 1,068,200 2,400 1,014,702 -3,460
July 2017 1,065,800 -500 1,018,162 2,678
June 2017 1,066,300 6,600 1,015,484 4,540
May 2017 1,059,700 -100 1,010,944 -1,064
April 2017 1,059,800 2,200 1,012,008 5,558
March 2017 1,057,600 -3,100 1,006,450 274
February 2017 1,060,700 2,100 1,006,176 2,190
January 2017 1,058,600 2,200 1,003,986 6,985
December 2016 1,056,400 2,000 997,001 417